Ubuntu install of Diamondback Shadow Robot Stack

These instructions only cover installing The Shadow Robot stack on a supported Ubuntu-based machine. If you discover problems installing them on other platforms, please contact us: ugo@shadowrobot.com or contact@shadowrobot.com

Installation Instructions

These instructions cover installing the Shadow Robot stack for ROS Diamondback on a supported Ubuntu-based machine. To get more information about our robots, please refer to the Shadow Robot page.

Configure your Ubuntu repositories

Configure your Ubuntu repositories to allow "restricted," "universe," and "multiverse." You can follow the Ubuntu guide for instructions on doing this.

Setup your sources.list

Setup your computer to accept software from ROS.org.

  • Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)

    • sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu lucid main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list'

    Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

    • sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu maverick main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list'

    Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty)

    • sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu natty main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list'

Set up your keys

  • wget http://packages.ros.org/ros.key -O - | sudo apt-key add -


Install the Shadow Robot stack:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ros-diamondback-shadow-robot

Environment setup

It's convenient if the ROS environment variables are automatically added to your bash session every time a new shell is launched:

echo "source /opt/ros/diamondback/setup.bash" >> ~/.bashrc
. ~/.bashrc

If you have more than one ROS distribution installed, ~/.bashrc must only source the setup.bash for the version you are currently using.

If you just want to change the environment of your current shell, you can type:

source /opt/ros/diamondback/setup.bash

Where to go from here?

You should have a look at our Documentation and also check the Tutorials.

Wiki: Robots/Shadow Robot/diamondback (last edited 2011-04-21 19:06:43 by KenConley)